Tomatoes "King London" are popular among gardeners, and its very large fruit size will appeal to anyone. The taste and aroma are impeccable! The variety is a successful result of amateur breeding by Siberian scientists. Not included in the State Register for the Russian Federation.
A full description of the variety, the main characteristics and features of cultivation, read further in our article.
Tomato "King London": variety description
"King London" is a medium early variety, fruits appear approximately 110 days after planting. Indeterminate plant (there is no definite end point of growth), not a standard bush type. It has a strong stem (or 2 depending on the formation) with moderate foliage, more than 150 cm in height, with several racemes. The root system is developed violently and powerfully in breadth.
Medium-sized leaves are light green in color, potato leaf-shaped and wrinkled without pubescence. The inflorescence is simple, formed after the 9th leaf, then alternates with 2 leaves. About 5 large fruits can be set from the inflorescence. Has good resistance to common diseases of tomatoes - late blight, mosaic, powdery mildew.
It is versatile in terms of the method of cultivation - but in the open field, smaller fruits are possible than in greenhouse conditions. Has a good yield, up to 5 kg per bush. under favorable weather conditions and proper care, a yield of up to 10 kg per plant occurs.
You can compare the yield of this variety with others in the table below:
|King London||up to 10 kg per bush|
|Nastenka||10-12 kg per square meter|
|Bella Rosa||5-7 kgs sq.m|
|Banana red||3 kg per bush|
|Gulliver||7 kg per bush|
|Lady Shedi||7.5 kg per square meter|
|Pink Lady||25 kg per square meter|
|Honey heart||8.5 kg per bush|
|Fat jack||5-6 kg per bush|
|Broody||10-11 kg per square meter|
The "King London" has the following advantages:
- large fruits;
- high productivity;
- long storage;
- resistance to major diseases.
Of the shortcomings, frequent cracking of fruits on the plant is noted. Valued for very large sizes - more than 15 cm in diameter, can reach more than 1 kg in weight with good care. Average weight - about 800 g. Fruits have a rounded shape with an elongated nose - heart-shaped. The skin is dense, not thick, smooth.
You can compare the weight of fruits with other varieties in the table below:
|Variety name||Fruit weight|
|King London||up to 800 grams|
|Summer resident||55-110 grams|
|The president||250-300 grams|
|Sweet bunch||15-20 grams|
|Black bunch||50-70 grams|
The color of unripe fruits is pale green, ripe fruits are from pink to raspberry. The pulp is pink, fleshy, tender with a large number of chambers, up to 8, for seeds that are few. Solids are found in small quantities. The taste is excellent, sweetish with "tomato" sourness, very aromatic.
The content of nutrients is increased. Tomatoes taste great, can be eaten fresh, in sandwiches, raw salads, Does not lose aroma and vitamins during heat treatment - in soups, when stewing. Canning and salting only when grinding. Suitable for the production of tomato sauces, pastes and juices.
Outdoor cultivation is preferable in the southern regions of the Russian Federation and neighboring countries. In greenhouse conditions, cultivation is permissible throughout the territory of the Russian Federation, Ukraine, Moldova. They are planted on seedlings in March, a pick is carried out when 2 sheets appear.
Planting in a greenhouse 50-55 days from the moment of germination, in open ground 10 days later. They are planted in a checkerboard pattern, per 1 sq. no more than 3 plants. Pasynkovanie constant, the formation of a bush in 2 stems, the second stem - from the stepson.
Tying with synthetic materials on vertical trellises in several places, it is possible to tie to individual supports. Top dressing - according to the schedule, during the period of fruit formation it is necessary to feed more often.
Watering at the root abundantly, not often. Mulching will do. Avoid getting water on the leaves. Fruits can crack due to a violation of humidity (its rise) in the air. Watering the plants while there is fruit is not needed! When cracks appear on the fruits, they must be removed and the cracks must be smeared with vegetable oil.
Loosening is carried out every 10 days, weeding - as needed. Satisfactory storage was noted until the end of November. Due to the dense structure, transportation is excellent, the fruits do not lose their presentation.
Diseases and pests
Has a strong immunity to late blight and powdery mildew. From pests (aphids, scoops), spraying with microbiological substances is necessary.
Gardeners who have tasted King London tomatoes must plant them in subsequent years. We wish you a great harvest!
In the table below you will find links to tomato varieties with different ripening periods:
|Mid-season||Mid late||Late ripening|
|Bovine ears||French bunch||Russian size|
|Roma f1||Yellow banana||King of Kings|
|Black Prince||Titanium||Long Keeper|
|Lorraine beauty||F1 slot||Grandma's gift|
|Stellate sturgeon||Volgogradskiy 5 95||Podsinsky miracle|
|Intuition||Krasnobai f1||Brown sugar|